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Beaver Creek, Girls weekend

chispa_c Jul 1, 2009 07:40 AM

A friend and I are headed to Beaver Creek for a long weekend. Can anyone give suggestions for current, seasonal, healthy places to try? We're more in to great wine, good atmosphere and simple, healthy fare. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. BlueOx RE: chispa_c Jul 1, 2009 11:14 AM

    If you don't have a car and want to stay within Beaver Creek, the best bets are the Golden Eagle, Splendio, Grouse Mountain Grill and Avondale. You probably can walk to the Eagle and take "dial-a-ride" (its free and operates on-demand 7X24) to the others. Also Spago in Bachelor Gulch has started to run some specials, however, life is kind of slow over there. Get a copy of the Vail Daily and see what specials are being offered that you like. Even though Beano's has a $65 special, I rather go to Splendio twice for that price. And checkout the posting by ALEDM concerning the entire valley: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/622174

    We have had a wet spring so the wildflowers should be out big time. Think about doing some hikes and picnics. A nice walk is the Village to Village trail from Red Tail to Bachelor Gulch. Another hike is from the top of the lift (Spruce Saddle) to Beaver Lake and then back down to the Village.

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      chispa_c RE: BlueOx Jul 5, 2009 02:16 PM

      Wow! What an incredible weekend. We stayed at the Hyatt and had a wonderful time. We went on a Jeep Tour and we also saw Aaron Neville with the increadible fireworks show last night.

      We ate at 8100 Mountainside at the Hyatt for dinner one night and for lunch yesterday. While the service was kind of slow, the food was great and fairly reasonable. Because we watched the Aaron Neville show yesterday from the wall at the Chop House, we decided to eat dinner there, on the patio. They were so nice to provide fleece jackets to anyone who needed one, as the temp was a cool 50 degrees last night. Such a great break from A-town 105...

      Chop House was decent. We only had soup, baked potato and grilled mushrooms since we weren't that hungry, but needed to take the edge off.

      Both Spago and Slendido were highly recommended from the regulars but we decided to save our cash for the spa and not a fancy meal.

      Back to reality today. We missed tex mex so we stopped at Mi Madre's for brunch on the way home. Love that place! Quick, inexpensive and filling. Check, check and check.

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        chispa_c RE: BlueOx Jul 5, 2009 02:18 PM

        Oh, since we flew in to Denver, we made a pit stop in Boulder for lunch on our first day. Boulder was beautiful too! We at a The Kitchen for lunch. That was fantastic!

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        ClaireWalter RE: chispa_c Jul 5, 2009 03:15 PM

        Restaurant Avondale in the Westin Riverfront in Avon, right down the hill from Beaver Creek, specializes in seasonal, organic, natural and even has some/much of its produce grown especially for the restaurant. Next door is The Market, a casual deli-style spot for pizza, quick bites, etc. A free transport gondola links Beaver Creek directly to the hotel's back door. I think it operates in summer too, but I'm not entirely sure. If not, there's free shuttle bus service.

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